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Animals Lover’s will want to see Susie’s Hope #giveaway


How could somebody hurt an animal Mommy? Sadly, my daughters have asked me that question far too often in their young lives. We as parents try to shield our kids from the gross injustices of the world, one being animal cruelty; so at first I thought I would pass on reviewing this movie for FlyBy Promotions. Then I asked my youngest daughter who’s 11 and a true animal lover, if she might want to learn about Susie. Even though I told her it may upset her to see Susie badly hurt, she happily agreed. We received a complimentary copy of Susie’s Hope so we could share her story with you. All thoughts are my own.


About Susie’s Hope:


Susie's Hope #dvd


Based on the true story that successfully passed Susie’s Law in North Carolina, which seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers, Susie’s Hope brings to life the inspiring relationship between pit bull attack survivor Donna Lawrence and Susie, a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left for dead.

Realizing that neglect and abuse were to blame for the terrible attack that nearly claimed her life 10 months earlier, Donna rescues the battered animal and accepts her as family. Together, they learn to heal, love and forgive as they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but all animals.

Starring Emmanuelle Vaguer (40 Days and 40 Nights), Burgess Jenkins (Remember the Titans) and Andrea Powell (Ender’s Game, The Twilight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2), Susie’s Hope is an incredible story of love, loss and redemption.

Our Thoughts:

My daughter and I watched this movie together while the rest of the family was running errands. I wanted to give her the freedom to express her emotions about the movie any way she saw fit, so having the house to ourselves was a perfect time to pop in Susie’s Hope.

At first, the movie starts out slowly, painting a picture of the everyday, normal lives of Donna, her husband, neighbor and good friend Ramona. Once the pit bull next door attacks Donna though, the story really takes off and we were immersed in the storyline.

My daughter and I couldn’t help but cry at the sad news Donna receives at the hospital after her attack (no spoilers from us!) and we got upset at Donna’s husband for being a jerk at times! He has his reasons, but he handled some situations in a way that was not cool in our humble opinions.

But the true story, the heart of this 105 minute movie is Susie. We fell in love with her from the moment we saw her poor little body and we love her now. We think she’s beautiful! And we think you will agree.  


Want a sneak peak of Susie's Hope? Watch a trailer here!




About Susie:



Susie American Hero dog of 2014


Susie was found nearly dead in Greenfield Park in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 20, 2009. Just a puppy, Susie had licked the face of her owner’s newborn baby. Her owner became violent—she was beaten so severely her jaw was broken. That wasn’t enough, though. She was then set on fire and left for dead. Incredibly and against all odds Susie survived. Donna Lawrence adopted her two months later. Susie is now a trained therapy dog and event won the American Humane Association’s American Hero Dog this year!


Check out and share Susie’s Hero Dog Award Video here and be sure to visit the Susie's Hope website to see how you can help support the education and prevention of animal cruelty. 




Giveaway:

One lucky reader will receive Susie’s Hope on DVD! Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 



Terms: 

Open to U.S. and Canada residents 18+. No purchase necessary to win. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way endorsed affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This event will end on 12:00 AM (EST) 12/19/14. 



Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Coach Tanner Tote Giveaway


#GivingTuesday isn't over here on My WAHM Plan! What's better than one giveaway today? Another giveaway- and ladies, get ready to fall in LOVE, because this giveaway is for a beautiful Coach Tanner tote! She's a silver, leather beauty that any lady would love to own! 


#Coach Tanner Tote #giveaway



I've collaborated with a small group of bloggers and Everything Mommyhood to bring you this fabulous giveaway just in time for the Holidays! We have put together a little bit of our own money to purchase this amazing prize from Coach!



#Coach logo


#Coach Tanner Tote #leather #silver
Coach Tanner Tote in Silver


About the Coach Handbag:


  • LEATHER TANNER TOTE (COACH f19924)
  • Leather
  • Color: Silver/Parchment
  • Inside zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets
  • Zip-top closure, fabric lining
  • Outside zip pocket
  • Handles with 7" drop
  • 12 1/2" (L) x 14 1/4" (H) x 5" (W)
  • Retail $498



Now for the giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a Coach Tanner Leather Handbag, valued at $498.

Terms: 

Open to US only, 18 and up. Void where prohibited. One entrant per household/IP Address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Giveaway ends 12/17/2014 at 11:59pm CST

Entering is easy using the entry form below.


Good Luck and Happy Holidays!



Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood and the participating bloggers were not compensated for this posting Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. Everything Mommyhood is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment. Only one entrant per household, per address may enter. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond in a timely manner, a new winner will be chosen and you will forfeit your prize. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Everything Mommyhood, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

Reviva Labs Face cream and serum Giveaway


It’s #GivingTuesday and there is a lot of happiness floating around! I hope you’ve had a chance to share your ways of giving today on your favorite social channels. I joined in on Twitter and it was amazing seeing all the wonderful acts of kindness and generosity at the height of shopping season. If you’d like to learn more about #GivingTuesday, please read my post here

I couldn’t think of a better way to honor a day of giving than by hosting a giveaway! Thanks to Reviva Labs, I’ll be giving away two of their all natural products. They sent me a complimentary bottle of Elastin Serum Concentrate and a jar of Nasolabial Folds cream to try and share with you.  All opinions are my own. 


Reviva Labs #skincare


About Reviva Labs Elastin Serum concentrate:

First, let’s talk about Reviva Labs Elastin Serum concentrate. Make no mistake ladies, if you are over 25, you may need this product! After 25, your skin begins losing its supply of Elastin. This loss is aggravated by lots of sun exposure, temperature extremes, stress, tobacco, alcohol, drying winds just to name a few culprits.

Reviva Labs Elastin #serum


Reviva’s Elastin Serum Concentrate feeds skin special quality Elastin to boost skin elasticity and firmness and can be used alone or under other creams. This serum works best on the little wrinkles you may have on your around your lips or eyes.

My Thoughts:
After using this product for 3+ weeks, I can see a difference on my face, neck and hands on the days I have time to use this before I put on my moisturizer. The serum goes on easily, dries quickly, and has no scent or greasy feel. I like it and do recommend it!
Beauty Tip- If it goes on your face to improve it, it should be applied to the back of your hands as well. Hands age us almost faster than our necks do!


About Reviva Labs Nasolabial Folds multi-peptide cream:

Reviva Labs Nasolabial fold #cream

Now, let’s discuss Reviva Labs Nasolabial Folds multi-peptide cream. This is for all us 35+ ladies who may be seeing some parentheses around our mouths. I have them and I don’t like them, so I was especially interested in a non-invasive, paraben free solution such as this cream. 

Reviva Labs states that while nskin cream can claim it can totally remove deep Nasolabial folds, they can help reduce their appearance as well as other stubborn facial lines. They made the Nasolabial Fold cream to combat the “folds” that run from each side of your nose to the corners of your mouth (parentheses). These folds are thought to be the result of years of smiling, frowning and other facial expressions we do on a daily basis. 
However, Reviva Labs and various medical experts agree that facial contractions are not the only cause. Aging and the loss of cheek fat is a major factor. The young face is full, with cheeks that have a “fat pad”. With age, the fat falls down toward the nose causing skin sag and folds. In addition, skin along the jawline drops (creating jowls) and skin towards edges of mouth loosens, forming lines or wrinkles.

My Thoughts:
I’ve been using this cream on a semi- nightly basis for 3+ weeks I have noticed a slight change, but I remain hopeful that this results will improve over time.
I like that this cream has no scent, is non-greasy and goes on smoothly. I can feel it working on my face, even when I apply a small amount.  My opinion on this product is neutral at this point, but I will continue to use it and will update this post if I have other news. 
Want to learn more about these two products and Reviva Labs? Please visit their website here

The Giveaway:
Thanks to Reviva Labs one lucky reader will receive one bottle of Elastin Serum concentrate and one jar of Nasolabial Folds multi-peptide cream.  Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms:
No purchase necessary to win. Open to United States residents 18+. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way endorsed affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This event will end on 12:00 AM (EST) 12/16/14. 

Disclosure: My thanks to Reviva Labs for sponsoring today’s giveaway. I did not receive monetary compensation to promote or endorse this brand by reviewing or hosting this giveaway. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Find lots of useful information with eBay guides


Happy Friday dear readers! I hope you got to count your many blessings with family and friends yesterday. As I was counting my many blessings with my family, I counted you among them. I love being a writer/blogger/WAHM.  I love that I can create, share and hopefully help and inspire you.  Lately, I’ve been writing eBay guides! 


About eBay Guides:

Use eBay guides to help you make more informed decisions! Whether you're making an informed purchasing decision or find out how to do something, the eBay guide writing community can help! Gone are the days where eBay was just an auction site for pre-owned stuff or antiques. Now you can find you can find brand names, new items and products that are sold directly from the manufacturer, so consumers don’t need to worry about whether or not the things they buy are authentic. Now, whatever you want, you can probably find it on eBay!


My Guides:

Here are some of my most recent guides I’ve shared with the eBay community. Like all social channels, you can now follow me and others on Ebay.  Follow me here. 


#eBayGuide closet #organization


#eBay guide #teen gift ideas


Recent Guides:





To read all my guides, click hereYou can leave comments, share, and vote on guides, which I would LOVE if you did on mine.  

 If you are on eBay, please let me know in comments and I’ll follow you there too!

Happy Holidays!

Think beyond Black Friday to #GivingTuesday


When The Motherhood sent out an email asking for volunteer #GivingTuesday social media ambassadors, I signed up immediately because I had been putting a lot of thought into how I might use my online voice to help others offline.


proud #GivingTuesday #Ambassador


 As a family, we give a little here and there all year long; whether that’s supporting Saint Jude when we get our hair cut, or donating our gently used clothes, toys and books to our local Goodwill. 

We believe that every donation helps, no matter how big or small. It’s the act of giving that’s the important life lesson. We’ve always told our girls, we may not have everything we want, but we are blessed to have everything we need and that if we look closely, we will see someone who may be struggling to have their needs met.


With the holidays drawing near, you may be feeling blessed with all that you have as well, even if it isn’t all that you want. Now is the perfect time to lend a hand to those less fortunate. #GivingTuesday can help find a cause or non-profit that speaks to where you are in your life. This is a fairly new initiative so here’s some information for you.



About #GivingTuesday:



#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y partnership with United Nations Foundation. #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, encourages people to share their own giving stories and favorite giving moments or organizations. No one charity is supported- with more than 12,000 nonprofit partners and projects, you have lots of choices on who to support and how, whether it's a tweet or a donation.



When: #GivingTuesday is on Tuesday December 2, 2014.  Please join us:! 

#GivingTuesday


I invite you to learn more about #GivingTuesday by visiting their website and then joining. You can help spread the Give on Tuesday December 2, 2014 by sharing your own #Unselfie and sharing ways you are giving by using hashtag #GivingTuesday on your social channels. You’ll be joining your voice with charities, families, businesses, students, community centers around the world coming together for one common purpose, to celebrate generosity and give.


Share your Unselfie!


My UNselfie #GivingTuesday


Here’s my #UNselfie showing the charities my family and I choose to support this #GivingTuesday. I hope you’ll join us and post your own #Unselfie! Tag me on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @ismilefirst so I can share in your giving choose. Tag and follow TheMotherhood as well on Twitter


Like my #Unselfie?  Visit the tools page at #GivingTuesday to download your own #Unselfie template, check out tool kits, ideas and more. And stay tuned for more information on a special Twitter party I’ll be co-hosting with other fab TheMotherhood ladies!

I am truly blessed and thankful that my little O'Hana has everything we need and that we are able to help those who don't have a better day. 


 Happy Holidays from our home to yours!

Fighting global hunger, one belt at a time #MissionBelt


Imagine buying a belt, an everyday wardrobe essential for most men and having a dollar go to help end global hunger and poverty. You’d feel pretty good about buying that belt wouldn’t you?

That’s why I was so happy to partner with The Brand Connection when they asked their team of bloggers if we’d like to receive a complimentary Mission belt to try and share our thoughts. Since my husband had just mentioned he needed a new belt, I signed up.  All opinions are my own and those of my husband, who is wearing his Mission Belt in the photo below. 


Kevin sporting his #MissionBelt



About Mission Belt Company:

Mission Belt Co. was founded in 2012 and is based in Utah. If the name sounds familiar, you may have saw it on Shark Tank. Their missions: to make world-class, no-hole leather belts and to help end global hunger and poverty, one belt and one dollar at a time.

Those are powerful words, especially at this time of year when so many are struggling with the very real choice of buying enough food, or warming their homes. The Mission Belt story is an interesting one that you can read by visiting their website




#MissionBelt in brown leather w/gold buckle



What makes Mission Belts Different?

  • No holes- Say goodbye to stretched out, ugly holes in your belts.
  • Perfect Fit- Mission belts adjust every ¼” instead of every inch like traditional belts.
  • No cracks- Mission belts have a no-crack guarantee on their leather belts.
  • Always fits- Mission belts are easily adjustable with just a few clicks of the levered buckle.
  • Easy on and off- The lever on their belts works smoothly, allowing you to take off this belt in a hurry.



Our Thoughts:

#MissionBelt black leather with Iron buckle


Ordering just the right look and size of belt needed for my husband was very easy on Mission Belt’s website. My husband chose the IRON buckle with black leather.  He was very impressed with the quality of leather Mission Belt uses.

He easily adjusted the length of his belt and once he got the hang of how the buckle and toggle system worked, he found this belt to be much easier to use than traditional belts he’d grown accustomed to using. 

My husband wears this belt all the time. It pairs well with his everyday jeans and looks dressy enough for him to pair it with slacks. He’s hooked on this easy on and off belt life and does highly recommend it, because a good fitting, high quality belt is hard to find!

If you think the man in your life would like to give the no-holes, easy on and off belt life a try, I invite you to visit Mission Belt Company’s website or get social with them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram



Please share in comments: How often do you or a family member wear a belt? 



Disclosure: My thanks to The Brand Connection and Mission Belt Co. for sending us this great belt to review. All opinions expressed are my own and those of my husband. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.